Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Story Project
Mental Health Ministry Resources
Let's Talk! Breaking the Silence around Mental Illness in Our Communities of Faith, a new 4-part series for small groups produced by Disability Concerns and Faith and Hope Ministries, is now available for free download. This series was written so that anyone who has skill in facilitating a small group discussion can lead it. An extensive Leader Guide helps those leading by giving important background information. (You will be redirected to a Google Form and asked for some basic information before you receive the links for the download.)
Mental Health Ministry: A Toolkit for Congregations. This free, 43-page resource equips communities of faith to share the journey of healing & recovery with individuals & their families facing serious mental illness, addictions, & trauma. Produced by Pathways to Promise, of which the Christian Reformed Church is a member denomination.
Sermon on Psalm 88
Sermon on Mental Illness
Sample litanies and additional sermons can be found on our Worship Resources page.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has resources on worship and people with disabilities.
Ideas for Disability Week
This collection of ideas for raising awareness about mental illnesses was adapted from Faithnet NAMI.
This brief list of ideas for building relationships with people with mental illnesses comes from Disability Concern's Handbook for Disability Advocates. and can be used in various ways such as a bulletin insert, newsletter article, or read from the pulpit.
Disability Concern's quarterly newsletter, Breaking Barriers, has published many stories over the years by and about people living with mental illnesses. Please feel free to tell and retell these stories in settings within your own church.
Newsletter insert: "Sunshine from Darkness" was produced by Pathways to Promise and Disability Concerns. This one-page insert is available in two versions which list United States and Canadian resources.
Distribute an "open letter" to the congregation from someone with mental illness.
Mental Illness - How The Church Can Help
Healthy Churches and Mental Illness
Faith and Hope Ministries Equips Churches
A Compassionate Journey: Coming Alongside People with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses
Suggested Online Resources
This list includes organizations that give training, ideas, and assistance for people with mental illness and caregivers.
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